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Legal Systems of Asia (D)
Last Updated Date:   1 June 2021

4 Credits,  Semester 1

Course Description:
This module introduces students to some of the most important legal systems in the world, with a particular emphasis on Asia. Systems that are explored include the civil law in particular, as well as Islamic law, Chinese law, the law of Southeast Asian jurisdictions and transnational law. Exploration focuses largely on the institutional and intellectual structure of these systems both individually and in comparison, and will also use examples and case studies to illustrate aspects of the systems discussed. The course gives students sufficient insight into these systems to facilitate effective autonomous research and a basic familiarity with the systems that should prove useful in later professional life.

Course Convenor: Prof Andrew James Harding

Co-teacher(s): NA

Module Codes: LC2010D

Contact Hours: 3-hr weekly seminar

Workload: 3 hours

Mode of Assessment: Response Piece & Presentation - 40% & Research Essay - 60% [Due: Tue, 15 Nov 2022 (12pm)]

Preclusions: Nil

Prerequisites: Year 1 Law Compulsory modules:
LC1003 Law of Contract; LC1004 Law of Torts; LC1001 Criminal Law; LC1016 Legal Analysis, Research & Communication; LC1015/LC1025 Singapore Law In Context; LC1002 Introduction to Legal Theory

Examination Date: Different Mode of Examination

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